DIGITALIS PURPUREA EXCELSIOR
The Excelsior group of foxgloves is a particularly fine strain, producing flower spikes with large trumpets in clear colours, in a range of lovely pastel shades, that look spectacular at the back of a border and are exceptionally attractive to bees. If your soil is dry and free-draining, try to incorporate plenty of organic matter into the soil before planting. RHS AGM winner
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Foxglove Excelsior